Experience your easiest holiday ever in Delamere Forest. Nestled deep in beautiful woodland and nearby some of the best places to visit in Cheshire, this brand new location ticks all the boxes for an unpackaged staycation.
From major designers to one-of-a-kind brands Cheshire is one of the best destinations for shopping in the country. Ideal for a catch up with friends. Spend a day browsing the independent gems of Chester or pop to Barons Quay where you’ll find high street classics and the stylish BEAR coffee shop when you're ready for a pit stop. You’re also under an hour from the boutiques and cocktail bars of Alderley Edge and Hale where celebrities are known to frequent. If vintage clothing, bustling pubs and brunch cafes are more your scene, you’re an hour from Manchester’s vibrant Northern Quarter. And finally, a shopping trip in Cheshire isn’t complete without a visit to its famous designer outlet where iconic brands such as Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and Burberry await.
If you’re celebrating something special or just want to indulge yourself there’s no better place to be than Cheshire where food is so celebrated it even has its own festival. Savour authentic flavours with Italian Tapas at Pestos, soak up the country pub atmosphere at the Fox and Barrel, enjoy luxury dining at Nunsmere Hall - or ask our friendly team about more of the best restaurants in Cheshire. Fancy a cosy night in instead? Tuck into food delivered to your cabin door from the Forest Retreat. Choose from pizzas, curries, burgers and more for the ultimate tasty treat - and enjoy on your outdoor decking area surrounded by forest views.
Take in the scenery and feel connected with nature as you wander through clusters of trees and sandy paths in Delamere Forest. Ease into a slower pace with laid back walking trails and cycling routes that span the Cheshire countryside. Or get the whole group together for a treetop adventure at Go Ape - save 10% when you book with us directly. Simply add to your basket whilst booking your break, or log in to the My Account section to add at a later date. Choose from Go Ape Tree Top Adventure, Adventure Plus and Challenge!
Delamere Forest is a short drive away from some seriously incredible days out. On your Cheshire breaks, enjoy afternoon tea with a herd of alpacas or choose between 50 flavours of real ice cream at the world’s largest ice cream parlour and adventure playground. You’re also under 30 minutes from family favourites like Cheshire Aqua Park and a state-of-the-art cinema at Barons Quay - perfect for rainy days. With no travel-hassle it’s easy to book days out in advance and get the whole family excited for your next staycation.
Delamere is known for its ‘meres and mosses’, a mosaic of bogs, marsh and fen wetlands, providing internationally important wetland habitats for many plants and animals. Many species such as the sundew, bog rosemary, cranberry and bilberry have adapted to the specific conditions found in these mosslands. Not only are these areas very important for wildlife, but they also help to limit the effects of climate change by locking in carbon from the atmosphere.
Wetland habitats are increasingly rare in the UK. The ‘mere’ habitats found around Delamere Forest provide home to many seldom seen animal species, including one of the UKs rarest dragonflies, the recently reintroduced White faced darter. Small and darkly coloured, with a distinctive pale, creamy, white face they are most likely to be seen in summer months. They are just one of a number of dragonfly species that rely on these valuable wetland areas.